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a. A style of soul music popular in the mid 1960s, sometimes including Caribbean musical elements.
b. A style of dancing performed to this music.
2. A form of urban dance originating in the late 1960s, involving undulating, fluid body movements and briefly held poses, performed to funk music.

[Probably alteration of boogie or boogie-woogie (perhaps influenced by hullabaloo).]


a type of dance performed to rock and roll music
to dance a boogaloo
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Just about every style popular in the period was covered, including gritty, horn-driven ballads (Lon Rogers and The Soul Blenders' "Too Good To Be True"), inspired Wilson Pickett knockoff-meets-Chicano funk (The Soulsations' "Broadway Shing-A-Ling Pt.
The Shing-A-Ling is an old dance I used to do when I was in high school," Poncho says of the dance craze that inspired a song of the same name.